Real Madrid aims for a perfect start as they face Celta Vigo in the new La Liga season, eyeing their third consecutive victory. With six points already secured, Los Blancos are at the top of the table following wins against Athletic Bilbao and Almeria. On the other hand, Celta sits at the 16th position, managing only a single point from their initial two matches.
Celta had a challenging start, suffering a 2-0 home defeat to Osasuna in their league opener. They narrowly avoided a back-to-back loss against Real Sociedad in their last game, securing a draw that marked their new head coach Rafael Benitez’s first point at the helm. Interestingly, Benitez will now lead his team against the club he previously managed between June 2015 and January 2016.
Real Madrid’s strong performance could be amplified with a win against Celta on Friday, setting the stage for their first home match against Getafe on September 2. As they strive to recapture the La Liga title lost to Barcelona last season, Real Madrid is adopting a new 4-3-1-2 formation, featuring Bellingham as the advanced midfielder supporting Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.
Historically, Real Madrid holds the upper hand against Celta, having won their last six league encounters, including a notable 4-1 victory in their previous face-off. Their dominance over Celta dates back to May 2014, marking an impressive record.